Graduate Fine Arts

Posted March 27, 2017

From Okran Telhan’s Designature

PennDesign at Genspace, TEDxPenn, and Accent on Architecture

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Orkan Telhan celebrates the publication of his new book Designature (Revolver Publishing) with a book release party on Friday, March 31 in New York City at Genspace. Designature explores the nature of agency—the essential “signature” found in everything, from the simplest forms of life to humans, machines, and everyday objects.

Posted January 9, 2017

Clockwise from top left: Aki Sasamoto, A. Eugene Kohn, Dara Friedman, Steward Pickett, Carla Diana, Charles Renfro

Spring 2017 Lecture Series Opens January 18

Beginning Wednesday, January 18, PennDesign hosts more than 50 leading architects, artists, designers, planners, preservationists, and scholars in public lectures on the built environment and visual culture. Programs are organized by PennDesign’s graduate programs in Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Fine Arts, Historic Preservation, Integrated Product Design, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Spatial Analytics, and by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, the Penn Institute for Urban Research, and PennPraxis.

Posted November 30, 2016
215 l 610 Contemporary

We are excited to announce that current MFA students, MFA alumni, and members of the Fine Art faculty have been accepted into the juried exhibition, 215 610 Contemporary at the Delaware County Community College. An opening reception and a lecture by the curator, Pepon Osorio, will be held on Wednesday, December 7th beginning at 4pm. Find the full schedule here

Posted November 17, 2016

En Plein Air: Abduction I, 2014, Unique c-print on custom box, 84 x 57 inches

Jacolby Satterwhite Named United States Artists Fellow

United States Artists in Chicago announced its fellows for 2016 today. Forty six artists working in a variety of fields within the arts will receive $50,000, including MFA '10 alum, Jacolby Satterwhite! Check out the full article here.

Posted October 13, 2016
Holly Hughes in Progress and Conversation
Dyke Interrupted

Friday, October 14th, Professor Sharon Hayes will be leading a discussion in response to performance artist, Holly Hughes' newest work. 6 PM! Fisher Bennett Hall! 

Posted September 28, 2016
6WK Gallery Opening

MFA Alumni Emilie Selden and Susan Fang introduce their Brooklyn based pop-up gallery 6WK with an opening reception on October 2nd. Check out the details here

Posted September 23, 2016

Professor Orkan Telhan is showing recent work from xlab with Integrated Product Design alum, Taylor Caputo at Vienna Design Week!

Read about the work they are doing on the BioCoder newsletter. 

Posted July 13, 2016
The Newly-Appointed Chair of Fine Arts on Public Space, Subjectivity and Happiness
Five Questions for Ken Lum

Named chair of the Department of Fine Arts on July 1, Ken Lum is a Vancouver-born artist who joined the PennDesign faculty as Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program in 2012. Lum served as the head of the graduate program in studio art at the University of British Columbia, where he began teaching in 1990, and has lectured and served on juries worldwide.

Posted July 1, 2016
'AS IS' July 8th-10th, 2016
Kaitlin Pomerantz 16' MFA Solo Exhibition at Little Berlin
Kaitlin Pomerantz - AS IS - July 8th-10th
Friday, July 8th - Gallery Hours 6-9 pm
Saturday, July 9th - Opening Reception 6-9 pm
Sunday, July 10th -WALLS TALK BACK 3-4:30pm
Little Berlin is excited to announce solo exhibitions from four recent MFA graduates. The selected artists represent graduate programs from Pacific Northwest College of Art, University of Pennsylvania, Tyler School of the Arts, and Moore College of Art & Design.
Posted June 29, 2016
at Queens Museum Studio Artist
PennDesign Alumnus Brian Zeeger

PennDesign MFA 2005, Brian Zegeer,